A woman’s snapshot of shopping carts being used to haul slabs of raw, unwrapped pork near a Northern California Costco has outraged customers.
The stomach turning photos posted to Facebook by Loretta Seto, have now prompted a health investigation of the “99 Ranch Market” in San Jose, according to reports.
“Beware: Costco shopping carts,” Loretta Seto posted on Facebook, along with the photos. “We were at the 99 Ranch Market across from this Costco and saw their vendors delivering meat with Costco shopping carts!! Talk about disgusting!” source
The gross drop-off allegedly happened at the market, where Seto was shopping for a weekend barbecue, according to the station.
“I’m usually okay with sticking the kids in the seat of the basket, but this is a whole new level of gross,” Seto wrote Thursday. “Beware.”
99 Ranch commented on the post saying that the store “immediately discarded on-hand inventories of the related pork products” and filed a complaint against the vendor, identified by KNTV as Jim’s Farm Meat. Neither the meat wholesaler nor Costco immediately returned requests for comment.
The Santa Clara Department of Environmental Health is now investigating the alleged incident, officials told media.